A Land Between Waters: Environmental Histories of Modern Mexico

A Land Between Waters: Environmental Histories of Modern Mexico

by Christopher R. Boyer (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780816531394
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
Publication date: 09/04/2014
Series: Latin American Landscapes Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Christopher R. Boyer is an associate professor of history and Latin American and Latino studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is the author of Becoming Campesinos: Politics, Identity, and Agrarian Struggle in Postrevolutionary Michoacán, 1920-1935.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

1 The Cycles of Mexican Environmental History Christopher R. Boyer 1

2 Downslope and North: How Soil Degradation and Synthetic Pesticides Drove the Trajectory of Mexican Agriculture through the Twentieth Century Angus Wright 22

3 Mexico's Breadbasket: Agriculture and the Environment in the Bajío Martín Sánchez Rodríguez 50

4 Nature as Subject and Citizen in the Mexican Botanical Garden, 1787-1829 Rick A. López 73

5 Besieged Forests at Century's End: Industry, Speculation, and Dispossession in Tlaxcala's La Malintzin Woodlands, 1860-1910. José Juan Juárez Flores 100

6 Water and Revolution in Morelos, 1850-1915 Alejandro Tortolero Villaseñor 124

7 King Henequen: Order, Progress, and Ecological Change in Yucatán, 1850-1950 Sterling Evans 150

8 Class and Nature in the Oil Industry of Northern Veracruz, 1900-1938 Myrna I. Santiago 173

9 Parables of Chapultepec: Urban Parks, National Landscapes, and Contradictory Conservation in Modern Mexico Emily Wakild 192

10 The Illusion of National Power: Water Infrastructure in Mexican Cities, 1930-1990 Luis Aboites Aguilar 218

11 Episodes of Environmental History in the Gulf of California: Fisheries, Commerce, and Aquaculture of Nacre and Pearls Mario Monteforte Micheline Cariño 245

12 Conclusion: Of the "Lands in Between" and the Environments of Modernity Cynthia Radding 277

About the Contributors 297

Index 301

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